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Volunteers monitor invasive crab species in South Aberdeen

October 15, 2021, 7:41am Northwest

ABERDEEN — In the spring, the Washington Sea Grant volunteer Crab Team began monitoring Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay for invasive European green crab, which are growing in numbers and can wreak havoc on native species. Read story

Credit unions in Alaska, Washington intend to merge

October 15, 2021, 7:41am Business

SPOKANE — Two credit unions, one based in Washington state and one in Alaska, said Thursday they are seeking regulatory approval of their intent to merge. Read story

Oregon court: Illegal to deny gun sales to people ages 18 to 20

October 15, 2021, 7:41am Latest News

PORTLAND — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against a gun retailer, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Read story

Oregon woman sentenced for burglaries during wildfires

October 15, 2021, 7:40am Northwest

OREGON CITY, Ore. — A 35-year-old Oregon woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for her role in several burglaries that happened while residents were evacuated from wildfires that sparked over Labor Day weekend in 2020. Read story

Seattle school cancels Halloween parade over equity issues

October 15, 2021, 7:40am Northwest

SEATTLE — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday. Read story

Alleged leader of drug trafficking ring pleads not guilty

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Northwest

LONGVIEW — A Longview man has pleaded not guilty to charges of leading and profiting from organized crime. Read story

Five I-5 rest areas to close in Snohomish and Whatcom counties over trash, vandalism

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Latest News

An overload of trash and vandalism has persuaded the Washington State Department of Transportation to close five Interstate 5 rest areas in the northern part of the state, beginning Friday. Read story

Oregon set to expand hotline for bias crime reporting

October 15, 2021, 7:39am Northwest

PORTLAND — When Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline went live on Jan. 2, 2020, people were able to answer about half of incoming calls reporting hate crimes or bias incidents. Read story

Man arrested for alleged attack on Ritzville lawmaker

October 14, 2021, 7:10pm Northwest

RITZVILLE — A political activist has been charged with assault and other crimes for an attack on state Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, in the town of Ritzville, the city prosecutor’s office said Thursday. Read story

Washington state jobless claims rise as claims nationwide fall

October 14, 2021, 6:28pm Northwest

SEATTLE — New unemployment claims in Washington state increased 7.9 percent last week to 5,193, up from 4,814 the prior week, according to data on the Employment Security Department’s website. Read story